The Duncan Banner

September 13, 2013

More than 20 apprehended in Friday morning drug sweep

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Stephens County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, working with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Stephens County Sheriff's Office and Duncan Police Department, departed the Duncan Criminal Justice Complex around 6 a.m. Friday to serve 25 arrest warrants.

By 8 a.m., 22 people had been picked up for crimes ranging from possession of controlled dangerous substance to distribution of controlled dangerous substance. Two of those 22 people were picked up late Thursday night.

District Attorney Jason Hicks said the other three were expected to be in custody today, with at least one set to turn himself into the Stephens County District Court. Hicks said he is satisfied with how smoothly the operation went and appreciates the working relationship all the agenies share.

"If there wasn't cooperation among all agencies, this wouldn't happen," Hicks said.

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